What does tooth extraction mean in dentistry?
Sometimes a severely affected and/or damaged tooth or molar can no longer be retained. The tooth or molar will then have to be extracted. Prior to this treatment, the dentist will always ask about your general health and medication use. The dentist will also provide information about any after effects such as pain or swelling. You will also receive personal advice from the dentist about activities that should be avoided during the recovery period.
Replacement of tooth or molar
After the extraction of a tooth or molar has taken place, it is often desirable to fill the resulting space. Several options are available: een a bridgework, een an implant or a partial denture. If you are wondering which solution is best for you, you can always discuss this with the dentist.